The Cost of a Home Inspection In Santa Clarita
We receive many phone calls each day from buyers looking for a home inspection. Naturally, most clients are concerned about the cost of the home inspection and are ready to compare the fees that they have gotten from various companies. After all, isn’t wise to get the most for your money? It is true that most people believe that the best value is paying the least amount possible for like products or services. There is no industry standard as far as fees or cost of a home inspection so each company has their own set prices based on what they consider important factors.
CALIFORNIA HAS ZERO REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME INSPECTORS
That’s correct. Currently in the state of California, there are no minimum requirements for home inspectors to be certified or licensed. Essentially it’s a free-for-all. So anyone who wants to be an inspector can become an inspector without ever having to take a state test or even have ever held a hammer. So how do you know if your inspector knows anything about construction? Hire a general contractor like MAZZA.
Experience and Qualifications or Cost of the Inspection
If you are researching home inspection services based on cost alone, you will definitely not be receiving a quality service. Make sure that along with the cost of the home inspection you are also looking deeply into how the company is qualified to inspect houses. What makes them knowledgeable in regard to construction, code compliance and home maintenance? What types of licenses and certifications do the inspectors possess? How many inspections have they performed? What type of report is provided? These are just a few of the questions that a buyer should consider when choosing a company and not just base their decision on the cost of the home inspection alone.
So How Much does a Home Inspection Cost In Santa Clarita?
As a home buyer you should be more concerned about the quality of the inspector and less about the price. Our minimum fee is $495 for an inspection on a 1,500 square foot house. That said, you will find other guys who will do this inspection for hundreds less. Of course, the downside to this is that when you move in, that hundred or so dollars you saved will quickly be spent with a contractor, home warranty repair or at Home Depot to fix everything he missed.
Does the company have an Informative website
Always be sure that you are working with a company that has a complete website. There should be information related to the company qualifications, experience and services as well as sample copies of the report you will be receiving. Some companies will have their fees included in their website and others will ask you to call in for the cost of the home inspection. One last thing, check reviews. Reviews can tell you a lot about a company, especially for those buyers that are not familiar with the process. Remember that the cost of a home inspection should absolutely not be the deciding factor.
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